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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Marasmiaceae
Genus: Neonothopanus
R.H.Petersen & Krisai (1999)
Type species
Neonothopanus nambi
(Speg.) R.H.Petersen & Krisai (1999)

N. gardneri
N. hygrophanus
N. nambi

Neonothopanus is a genus of three species of fungi in the agaric family Marasmiaceae. The genus was circumscribed in 1999.[1] The type species N. nambi is found in Australia, South America, Central America, and Malaysia,[2] while N. gardneri is found in South America.[3] Both of these species are bioluminescent.[4] N. hygrophanus, found in central Africa, was added to the genus in 2011.[5]

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  1. ^ Petersen RH, Krisai-Greilhuber I (1999). "Type specimen studies in Pleurotus". Persoonia. 17 (2): 201–219. 
  2. ^ Corner EJH. (1981). The Agaric Genera Lentinus, Panus, and Pleurotus, with Particular Reference to Malaysian Species. Vaduz, Germany: J. Cramer. ISBN 978-3-7682-5469-4. 
  3. ^ Capelari M, Desjardin DE, Perry BA, Asai T, Stevani CV (2011). "Neonothopanus gardneri: a new combination for a bioluminescent agaric from Brazil". Mycologia. 103 (6): 1433–1440. doi:10.3852/11-097. PMID 21700638. 
  4. ^ Desjardin DE, Oliveira AG, Stevani CV (2008). "Fungi bioluminescence revisited". Photochemical & Photobiological sciences. 7 (2): 170–182. doi:10.1039/b713328f. PMID 18264584. 
  5. ^ Ndong HE, Degreef J, de Kesel A (2011). "Les champignons comestibles de l'Afrique centrale". Abc taxa (in French). 10: 168. 

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